Bishop Joseph Ferrario

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1982 who in 1989 became the first U.S. bishop publicly accused of sexually abusing a minor (he always denied the charge and in 1991 it was dismissed as being filed too late).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: March 3, 1926

 

Died: December 19, 2003

 

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii